Ji Won Nam
“Architecture should be first about its context and its role in the community”
Ji Won remembers the childhood thrill of imagining the possibility that one day, someone could physically experience a space she designed. This is still a driving force for her as a professional – creating architecture from ideas on paper and turning them into functional, immersive and interactive spaces. Ji Won approaches each project with an urban design bent, thinking first about its context and its role in the community, then the progression of spaces and how they unfold. She enjoys the new challenges that each project brings, specifically when early design thinking and process leads to a scheme that is entirely unexpected and new. Ji Won began her career as an Architectural Designer at Graft, where she worked on master planning projects and high density mixed-use projects. She then became a Senior Designer at Aedas, working on the Museum of Tolerance in Jerusalem. Ji Won joined Abramson Architects in 2016 as a Project Manager. She primarily leads project teams on commercial and mixed-use buildings.
- BA Mathematics/Economics – University of California, San Diego
- M Arch â€“ Southern California Institute of Architecture
- First Place Prize at the Korean Land + Housing Corporation Headquarters Competition in Jinju, South Korea while at DRDS
- Participated in the Exchange Program at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna
- Student work was displayed at the SCI-Arc Year End Show, published in OnRamp
- Scholarship Recipient of the Building Industry Association, Greater Los Angeles/Ventura Division
- Provosts Honors, University of California San Diego
Ji Won feels fortunate that her profession in architecture can take her to different places around the world to learn about new cultures. She loves seeing how others live and experiencing different viewpoints and ideas. As a new mom, she is now learning from watching her toddler navigate the world.
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